Before choosing a supplier of safety signs it is essential to have some knowledge of the risks, the legislations and the standards of best practices for safety signs.
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The year 2000 brought photoluminescent systems to the forefront for emergency light and escape path marking. JALITE Photoluminescent systems offer the unique solution to failsafe emergency light and emergency exit signs under any formal risk assessment.Read more
Why choose Jalite ?
A British family owned company with the highest standards and quality in photoluminescent fire safety signs. We pride ourselves on providing you as our valued authorised distributor with continued support for you and your customers. Our customer services team are only a phone call or email away to advise you and assist you.
- Established in 1983
- Made in Britain
- Fast delivery and lead times
- UK based customer services team
- Technical support for BSI and ISO info.
- Marketing and Literature resources
- 40 years of knowledge of Standards
- In house research and development
- Quality fire safety signs
- Market leading photoluminescent material
- Class C+ luminance performance
- Rigid and vinyl photoluminescent material
- BS EN ISO 7010:2020
- BS 5499-4:2013
- BS ISO 3864-1:2011
- DIN 67 510 Part 1:2020
Learn about safety
JALITE are committed to keeping our customers informed with all the pertinent news and updates to Legislation, British and International Standards, guidance, special offers and much more. Find these updates below.
Floor Identification signs! The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 made it a legal requirement that wayfinding signs; floor identification and flat directory signs, be installed in high rise residential buildings. A year on, JALITE are still inundated with questions about wayfinding and the implications for Responsible Persons alike. As a beacon for technical information, JALITE is innately wired to help our authorised distributors decipher the application of legislation. We are always equipped with our recommendations, ready to share our guidance to ensure that Responsible Persons such as yourselves can prove their competence as required. This comes as new legislation called for competence and compliance, and negligence of these requirements, be recorded throughout the history of building. Our last article on wayfinding, touched on the definition, need, and implications of wayfinding signs, without going into JALITE recommendations for these signs. With this in mind, we thought we would re-emphasise JALITE floor identification signs, that have been available as part of our standard range for some time now. You can have complete assurance that these signs are compliant to The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022; designed according to recommendations in Approved Document B. In this newsletter, we are mainly focusing on our standard JALITE floor identification signs, as we are conscious that flat directory signs will often be bespoke to building requirements. Although, we can fulfil these bespoke requirements for flat directory signs upon enquiry. What is Wayfinding? Wayfinding pertains to indicator signs that help fire and rescue services navigate unfamiliar environments such as in blocks of flats and high-rise residential buildings. According to Approved Document B, wayfinding signs should be easily legible and readable in low level lighting conditions, especially for firefighters during an emergency. JALITE photoluminescent wayfinding signs therefore effortlessly fulfil these requirements. for illustrative purposes only JALITE Recommendations for Wayfinding Signage: Although recommendations only legally require that wayfinding signs be installed in high rise residential buildings above 18m, JALITE are advocates for the full approach i.e. the application of wayfinding signs in other multioccupancy homes that are below 18m. This is not a legal requirement of course; however, as leaders in setting Standards for fire safety signs, working on the principles of best practice, JALITE naturally propose a holistic approach to wayfinding signs. This is reinforced by government suggestions, that states that ‘Responsible persons may wish to consider installing such signs in any other existing multi-occupied residential building’. With talks of these suggestions eventually becoming part of the regulations, there are opportunities for JALITE photoluminescent wayfinding signs to be installed, to aid the emergency services, minimise the risks to life safety in all instances. JALITE Photoluminescent Floor Identification Signage: Click here to open Contact us: JALITE are your trusted source of technical information and recommendations that are compliant to legislation, especially for wayfinding signs. We are committed to quality, a principle that underpins even the guidance that we give you. If you need help, further information, and quality wayfinding signs that will protect you and occupants of residential buildings, please contact us today on +44 (0) 1268 242300 or email@example.com for more information.
The JALITE Promise to you! For the team at JALITE, this year is synonymous with new beginnings, refreshing ourselves, and recommitting to the quality that underpins all that we do. After celebrating 40 years of fire safety at JALITE, we want to reaffirm the fundamentals that has made JALITE the global leader for photoluminescent fire safety products today. Moving forward, we want to regularly hear from you and use this as our foundation to improve and build on our services, to achieve our ultimate mission of providing you with great customer services. JALITE authorised distributors are guaranteed to receive the following: fast delivery and lead times, a UK customer services team, marketing materials, conformance to Standards, Class C+ luminance performance of photoluminescent material, and compliance to legislation. Read more about the JALITE guarantee below! JALITE your trusted source: Established in 1983, JALITE is a family-owned business, built on the innovation from our late director John Creak. John used his background in chemistry to perfect the photometric pigments to create the world leading JALITE AAA photoluminescent material, for fire safety signs and fire safety products. He worked to expand our global markets and international footprint, whilst eliciting the help of his twin brother Jim Creak who cultivated relationships with many of you in the UK. Jim is now a consultant of the business, using his technical expertise and quality assurance to educate the next generation of safety professionals. JALITE remains a British family-owned business, with Nicholas Creak as the CEO, and the management team of Hayley Bishop and Steve Perry who are committed to providing outstanding products and maintaining a high level of service for you all. JALITE fire safety signs are also Made in Britain, manufactured right on your doorstep, according to British Standards and legislation. We can therefore guarantee fast delivery and lead times, with 1 to 4 working days for all JALITE Standard fire safety signs, including our photoluminescent and white fire safety signs. JALITE Services: JALITE are a UK based customer services team, with decades worth of experience, especially regarding fire safety signs design Standards and regulations. This includes legislation changes and updates that are particularly pertinent to all Responsible Persons, such as the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, for wayfinding signs. The JALITE team is equipped to give you technical support, helping you grow your business; allowing you to justify and specify JALITE photoluminescent fire safety signs. Marketing, literature and JALITE product pages are also available to you, to give you this vital technical information such as the introduction of new fire safety signs, whilst you’re on the go. Contact us now as an authorised distributor to get marketing materials emailed to you today! JALITE Commitment to Conformance: JALITE have been on the board of committees and associations for British and International Standards for many years. This has made us the industry leaders for the design of fire safety signs and products, at the forefront of setting standards of conformance for the industry. The standards are the blueprint for us, assuring quality and uniformity in all that we do. JALITE have always been devoted to in house research and development, sharing our outcomes with our authorised distributors, and other safety professionals such as architects and specifiers such as risk assessors. JALITE fire safety products conform to the following Standards: BS EN ISO 7010:2020 for Graphical Symbols- Safety Colours and Safety Signs- Registered Safety Signs BS 5499-4:2013 for Safety Signs, including for Safety Signs- Part 4: Code of Practice for Escape Route Signing. BS 5499-10:2014 for Safety Signs, including Fire Safety Signs- Part 10: Guidance for the Selection and use of Safety Signs and Fire Safety Notices. BS ISO 3864-1:2011 Graphical Symbols-Safety Colours and Safety Signs- Part 1: Design principles for Safety Signs and Safety Markings. BS ISO 3864-3:2012 Graphical Symbols- Safety Colours and Safety Signs- Part 3: Design Principles for Graphical Symbols for use in Safety Signs. BS ISO 3864-4:2011 Graphical Symbols- Safety Colours and Safety Signs- Part 4: Colormetric and Photometric Properties of Safety Sign Materials. BS ISO 16069:2017 Graphical Symbols. Safety Signs. Safety Way Guidance Systems (SWGS). BS ISO 17398:2004 Safety Colours and Safety Signs. Classification, Performance, and Durability of Safety Signs. DIN 67 510 Part 1:2020 Phosphorescent Pigments and Products - Measurement and Identification by the Manufacturer. Contact us today for more information on how you can conform to Standards! JALITE Photoluminescent Luminance Performance: The creation of JALITE AAA photoluminescence was a key milestone in the JALITE journey. John’s innovation set a new industry benchmark for performance, that was unmatched and decades ahead of the rest of the industry. JALITE AAA photoluminescent class C+ material, has always been 3 times the optical brightness since John created it. JALITE AAA photoluminescent products are always class C+ luminance performance as a minimum, both effective and the best performing in low-light or dark conditions. JALITE AAA photoluminescent material has a 30+ year shelf life and is available in both rigid and vinyl PVC. JALITE Compliance to Legislation: JALITE beginnings coincided with a timeline of disasters in the 1980s, with the Piper Alpha Oil Catastrophe that saw 167 lose their lives. These disasters emphasised the need for fire protection for people whilst at work. At the time, JALITE was already positioned within the industry, with our photoluminescent products already installed; primed and ready to be the solution as demand for fire safety signs increased. With tragedies like Grenfell, legislation rightfully developed to look at the intricacies involved in protecting people at home as well. JALITE is the solutions to compliance to legislation, and minimising risks of injury, harm, and death for occupants. JALITE fire safety signs comply to the following legislation: The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 The Building Regulations 2010 The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022. Find out more: We are hopeful for the year ahead, ready to help you and work together to make this year the most successful one for us all! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)1268 242 300 for any support or further information you need.
With a new year ahead, we are embarking on a new journey at JALITE Group, allowing for a more seamless experience for our global community of authorised distributors. With a change of leadership in our sister company JALITE Asia, we have decided to offer our customers a means to premium customer services, technical support, and a centralised ordering service. We are committed to ensuring that our customers all over the world continue to receive the best services from JALITE Group. Farewell to Norris Wong, Director of JALITE Asia:Our new journey sees us bidding a heartfelt farewell to Norris Wong, after more than two decades as part of the JALITE family. Norris originally joined the JALITE Group in 2003, to advise us on the intricacies of marketing JALITE products in Hong Kong, and the Asia Pacific regions. As the role as part of JALITE Asia developed, Norris began building a network of contacts and authorised distributors in the region. JALITE Group extends our gratitude to Norris for her unwavering dedication and wish her the very best in all her future endeavours. JALITE Global Commitment:With the departure of Norris, we are excited to announce that JALITE PLC is now strategically positioned to directly serve our clients worldwide. This transition is designed to provide customer services, technical support, and a smooth experience for our valued customers wherever they are in the world. Important Contact Information Update for JALITE Asia Clients:All enquires and order for the Asia Pacific regions, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and many other countries, will be handled by the JALITE team based in the UK. For any communication related to JALITE Asia, please ensure that you contact us exclusively through email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44(0) 1268 242 300, and no longer through Norris Wong’s previous email address Norris@jalite-asia.com.We appreciate your continued support, and we look forward to working with you as we embark on this new chapter in our global journey.
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JALITE has been in business since 1983 with the brand JALITE and we are proud to be the pioneers of all the main applications for photoluminescent 'See in the Dark' safety products.
Over 109 countries
Jalite products have been developed and supplied to over 100 countries in the world and often with safety messages in the local language or with dual language.